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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amyquilt, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    My eggs from DDD arrived today! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They are currently resting and I will put them in the bator Sun or Monday.

    Lisa did a fabulous job packing and sent extras!!! I can't wait to see what they look like when they hatch!

    This is my first hatch!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009

  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Can I ask why you're waiting that long to set them? I wouldn't wait that long to put them in. I always put them in late on the day that I get them. Shipped eggs have enough strikes against them without adding another couple of days of sitting around to them.
  4. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    Quote:I agree! I give them about 8 hours of still time, then in they go.
    Fresh is best!! [​IMG]
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    I have always read/heard 12-24 hours to let them "rest".
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I never let them sit that long and have good hatches most of the time from the shipped eggs I get. I'd put them in tonight if I were you.
  7. Hi Amy! I'm so glad to hear they made it. I was beginning to wonder if the PO had misplaced them.
    6 hours rest has always been plenty of time here. They are fresh enough that another day shouldn't be harmful if it's just more convenient to wait til tomorrow to set them.
    Think about it this way --- they aren't getting any fresher and the sooner set, the sooner you'll have chicks hatching.
    Good luck!

  8. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    hope you have a great hatch! keep us updated amy
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Whatcha hatching? Good luck!
  10. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:Frizzles from Dipsy Doodle Doo and she included 2 eggs from her "silkie feathered green egg layers" ;-)

    I am so excited! They will go in the bator first thing tomorrow am!

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